The first official look of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is officially here, courtesy of Vanity Fair.
The photo released shows Timothee Chalamet as protagonist Paul Atreides. His character is seen walking on his home planet of Caladan as spaceships transport his family to their new home of Arrakis in the frame’s backdrop. The film is based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel Dune.
Here’s what Chalamet said about joining the film: “The immediately appealing thing about Paul was the fact that in a story of such detail and scale and world-building, the protagonist is on an anti-hero’s-journey of sorts. He thinks he’s going to be sort of a young general studying his father and his leadership of a fighting force before he comes of age, hopefully a decade later, or something like that.”
Starring opposite Chalamet is an impressive ensemble cast that includes Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Zendaya, Stellan Skarsgard, and Dave Bautista, among others.
The film is slated to release on December 18.